Alexandra Wong

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Imagine a world without shops or factories

<b>I have come to think that our world is being turned upside down. We probably do not grasp the huge implications because, perhaps, we are still imprisoned by our past.</b><p>We are all of us, almost everywhere, swept up in a maelstrom of change which overturns many of the assumptions we have lived with for …

'Where Should I Go to College?'

How to answer that question by asking another question<p>Where should you go to college--assuming you're a high school student and getting ready for this new phase of your life? Where should you encourage your son or daughter to go--assuming that you're a parent? As a college professor, I get asked …

4 Ways Slow Design Will Make The Super-Fast World We Live In Better

Smart products learn, recognize patterns, and anticipate our decision-making in order to simplify our overstimulated lives.<p>All the buzz over “#unplug,” Baratunde Thurston’s excellent piece on “taking a digital vacation,” wasn’t surprising. The article tapped into an idea that’s catching on with …

Tomorrow's cities: How big data is changing the world

<b>You may not be that bothered about the idea of living in a smart city but I bet you'd love to live in one that was happy.</b><p>The data to measure the happiness of a city is already all around us, in the tweets we send on an hourly basis to the profiles we share on Facebook.<p>And increasingly that data is …

The College Classroom Behind Oregon’s Bold Plan For Tuition-Free College

A new plan–which will let students pay back loans at rates determined by how much income they make after college–began as an ambitious school project.<p>On the day federal legislators let student loan interest rates double, Oregon’s legislators passed a bill to make student loans obsolete.<p>The proposal …

Summer learning loss: Summer vacation hurts kids in school and is especially bad for the poor.

There are few more cherished nostrums in American life than the importance of equal opportunities. Unfortunately, one of them is the importance of …

Malala Yousafzai: Battling for an education in Pakistan

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/994000/994300_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524675737_aafde5a14b7bf5b08ac04bd16a0e4314<p><b>When a Taliban gunman shot Malala Yousafzai last October, the bullet travelled beyond her native Swat Valley in northern Pakistan.</b><p>It echoed around the …

Web porn: Just how much is there?

<b>Many things in porn are exaggerated, including the statistics regularly quoted to show how much pornography is on the web.</b><p>The need to get a good sense of its size and reach has sharpened as British politicians, pundits and the media debate what influence pornography is having on children, teenagers …

Apple Posts Video ‘Making a difference. One app at a time.” [WATCH]

Apple has posted a video to its YouTube channel titled “Making a difference. One app at a time.”:<p>Each iOS app offers remarkable — and often …

Bail out universities rather than banks?

<b>World leaders will be gathering in Northern Ireland next week for the G8 summit. Like a bunch of well-dressed people standing around a car that won't start, they will be looking for ideas to revive the spluttering engine of economic growth.</b><p>But is it time to think differently about what creates new …